"The Walking Dead" Distributor to Adapt "Black Jack" Manga for TV

The Ring's Taka Ichise and Doug Davison to executive produce Entertainment One adaptation

Deadline Hollywood has learned that Entertainment One, the indie studio that produces ABC’s Rookie Blue and distributes AMC’s The Walking Dead, is developing a live-action TV adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's medical adventure, Black Jack


While Astro Boy might be "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka's most popular character, experts and official sources have suggested that his most popular manga is his series about unlicensed mercenary surgeon Black Jack. It certainly revitalized his career in the '70s, at a time when he'd begun looking like a hold over from an earlier age in manga.


Taka Ichise and Doug Davison, who worked together on Western adaptations of the Japanese movies The Ring and The Grudge, will executive produce the series for eOne. 


Truer of the Osamu Dezaki anime adaptations than the original manga, Deadline describes the series as about "a doctor/detective title character against terrorists and a global conspiracy."


via Deadline Hollywood


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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